You will need:
- Sharpies (whatever colors you want to use)
- rubber stamps
- mugs or cups
I saw this idea here: His + Her Sharpie Mug DIY at A Beautiful Mess. The ones she did were so cool, but I cannot handwrite like that, and I certainly can’t draw anything but I really wanted to make some of these for gifts. It was too good of an idea not to try. I CAN however stamp! So, that’s what I did.
It’s such a wonderful, simple idea. I actually tried cutting out stencils using my Cricut, but the Sharpie bled underneath and it didn’t look very good. So, I simply stamped my pattern on my clean mugs. I did handwrite the names on the handle of the mug, but everything else was stamped. The hardest part was deciding what to put on them.
Use the Sharpie and mark on the stamp, then stamp on your mug. Be careful as the stamp will want to slide if you let it. You can wipe off mistakes, but the sooner you do it the easier it is. If you let it dry too much, you will have to give it some elbow grease and maybe a scrubbie sponge. I was able to clean mine up several times when I was trying to decide how to decorate them, so don’t worry about experimenting.
While you are doing this, let your oven heat up to 350 degrees (F). Be careful not to smear your designs before they are dry.
“Bake” them at 350 for 30 minutes. Be careful taking them out, they will be hot. After they cool, the designs should be set. According to the other website, they will hand wash fine, but are not safe for the dishwasher. Let me repeat DO NOT WASH IN THE DISHWASHER!
I think they would be fun gifts for kids to make for Mother’s and Father’s and Grandparent’s Days also. Who wouldn’t like a child’s name written in their own hand on your morning coffee mug?!